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Monday, September 30, 2019

Hotel Review: Holiday Inn & Suites Kamloops


Another Bill W review for you! Bill is a true road warrior, his work has him driving and flying across Western and Central Canada every week while staying in a variety hotels from a variety of chains.  Bill has been reading, following and even giving Rewards Canada tips and updates for a very long time so let's welcome him back with this contribution!  


The Holiday Inn & Suites Kamloops is conveniently located ten minutes from the airport in the B.C. Interior City of Kamloops. The room I reserved was with a king-size bed. It was very clean and the temperature was quite comfortable when I checked in. While there is a wall-mounted thermostat, the actual temperature is controlled on the air conditioning/heating unit itself. It was very responsive and maintained the room temperature quite well.



The room was equipped with a 37” flat screen TV and they do offer channels in HD. There was also the usual mini-fridge and coffeemaker (Keurig) along with a microwave. There is also a work desk with 4 outlets available (all located on the wall above the desk meaning you don’t have to crawl under the desk to plug things in).



Only one of the bedside lamps had an electrical outlet for your electronics. Not really an issue unless you use your phone for an alarm (as I do). However, there was a 4-outlet plug behind the bed table with only the lamp plugged in, so the capability to charge other electronics at your bedside was available.



The shower in the bathroom is mounted just under 6’ from the floor of the tub, which will allow taller guests a more comfortable shower without having to duck to get under the waterflow.  The water pressure was good, and the hot water availability was almost instant (even during a potentially higher use time of 7:00 am).


The hotel had a White Spot restaurant attached to it with direct access from the hotel. In fact, the lounge area was inside the hotel itself. It was very comfortable and seated about 40 guests. The back shelf where the liquor bottles are displayed had an actual waterfall behind it (well-lit) and added an extra touch of ambience.  The full restaurant menu was available in the lounge. As there is a restaurant onsite, room service is offered. (A full menu is provided in the information booklet in your room).


The lobby area had a very comfortable seating area with lots of couches for guests to meet other members of their party or just to sit back and relax.


There are plenty of parking spots for the guests, just don’t forget to display your parking pass provided at check-in). They even have a plug for charging electric cars.

This hotel offers guest added security by locking the front doors at midnight.  After that, you will need your room key to open the door or you call the front desk to let you in.



There is a little shop (open 24 hours) located next to the front desk that has various food and beverage items. They even have items that you can heat in your room and also have plastic utensils available to take back to your room. Vending machines are also available on each floor.


The pool area is well lit and has a reasonable sized pool along with a hot tub.  As this is an area that is good for hiking/exploring, it might be a good place to rest and rejuvenate. There is also a small fitness area with treadmills and steppers as well as free weights and an exercise ball.



The Front Desk staff were very courteous and helpful and acknowledged me as a Platinum member of IHG Rewards Club. Both check-in and check-out were completed efficiently. Definitely a good place to stay when visiting Kamloops.

Hotel details
Holiday Inn & Suites Kamloops  (Book here)
Points required for a free night 15,000 Points
Points+Cash rates: 10,000 Points + C$64 or 5,000 Points + C$99


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Talk to us! Have you stayed at the Holiday Inn & Suites Kamloops? What are your thoughts of the hotel? Or are you planning to and looking forward to it? Let us know below!  

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